US Ambassador Robert Yamate visited the Prime Minister Mahafaly Olivier Solonandrasana for the last time, at the Mahazoarivo Palace, yesterday March, 21st. Indeed, the Ambassador comes at the end of his three-year term and will leave Madagascar soon.
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Ambassador Robert Yamate says goodbye
End of the trip for the American Ambassador Robert Yamate on the Big Island. The Ambassador of the United States visited the Prime Minister Mahafaly Olivier Solonandrasana at the Palace of Mahazoarivo yesterday, March, 21st, for the last time. After three years of service on the Big Island, the Ambassador is coming at the end of his work and will leave Madagascar soon.
If we make a little reminder, Robert Yamate succeeded former ambassador Eric Wong and took office as ambassador to Madagascar in January 2015. He handed his letters of credence to the President of the Republic, Hery Rajaonarimampianina, on 14 January 2015 at the Iavoloha Palace.
Prior to his appointment as head of the United States Embassy in Madagascar, Robert Yamate, a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, had held the position of Chief of Mission at the US Embassy in Dakar, Senegal. He had previously worked in several countries, including Switzerland, Côte d’Ivoire, Zimbabwe and Taiwan.
The last act that marked the mission of Robert Yamate in Madagascar was that of the AAA affair. The diplomat intervened to appeal to the Malagasy authorities, to feed dairy cows that were withering for lack of food and water, on the farm of AAA society in Andranomanelatra. A company owned by former Malagasy President Marc Ravalomanana.